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  • Vicki L
    Iowa City, IA39 contributions
    Been to Austin many times but had never visited the LBJ museum. It was worth our morning there. Many historical and political items and information of which we had forgotten. Policies enacted and social changes made. The sixties are often overshadowed by President Kennedy's assassination and we forget that there were important things that occurred. It was interactive, guides were helpful and informed.
    Worth the visit!
    Written September 22, 2022
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  • 2OffSeason
    Plymouth Meeting, PA17 contributions
    Good medium-sized museum with on site parking for $15. So if you take advantage of the HEB Free admission on the 1st Sunday of the Month, this is a good deal. Very informative for a museum you can go through in a few hours
    Written September 9, 2022
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  • John Paul
    Dallas, TX24 contributions
    Boys had a lot of fun. It’s like a museum but you get to play with everything there. Lots of science practical exhibits.

    They enjoyed the motion room and room with lights.

    I wouldn’t say it’s something you’d want to come back right away.
    Written July 23, 2022
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  • tonimI9810ZQ
    Plano, TX36 contributions
    We went to the Blanton Museum of Art on Friday unfortunately, since we learned that entry to the museum on Thursday's is for FREE! Thankfully the $12 entry was well worth the pay. We very much enjoyed the Western, old Southern, Latin American art, European art, Renaissance and all the expositions in between. There is some substantial construction going on around the museum but it really didn't affect the experience in anyway.
    Written September 13, 2022
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  • Bo Abrahamsen
    Denmark269 contributions
    About a twenty minute drive from the city centre, this interesting museum is located inside a military base so make sure to bring ID for the guard post. There is no admission fee but donations naturally welcome. Very friendly welcome and introduction to the exhibits inside and outside. It really spans the military history of Texas going back to the Republic of Texas and through the wars to the War on Terror. A good range of exhibits from utensils over uniform to ambulances, tanks, howitzers and helicopters. Because of the midday heat we didn't walk out across the field to the helicopters but we did pass by them on the drive back.
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • Reena T
    Baltimore, MD23 contributions
    Beautiful garden with well laid out Sculptures by Charles Julius Umlauf. There are about 59 sculptures on various themes - Pieta, Mother and child, John the Baptist, Muses, animals etc. Worth the visit. Will be back!
    Written March 31, 2022
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  • Mary K
    355 contributions
    This is an outdoor modern art sculpture garden. The grounds and lake were beautiful and it was fun walking around and finding the different sculptures, often hidden in the trees, and the villa is beautiful. There was a couple getting (engagement?) photos around the villa and it looked like the perfect spot for something like that. Warning: it was HOT on a June day even though we tried to stay in the shade. The grounds are beautiful but I think you have to really be into modern art to appreciate most of the sculptures here. A few of them looked rather gruesome, like people with melted faces, and others just looked like junk. Shrug. We ended up skipping a few sculptures to return to the car and air conditioning.
    Written June 27, 2021
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  • Jim S
    Austin, TX29 contributions
    Well preserved home and studio of the artist who created some of our most important sculptures. Museum is small and most Austinites have never visited but certainly a rewarding place to visit.
    Written February 13, 2020
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  • s k
    Chandler, AZ40 contributions
    I used to live in NYC, saw the Gutenberg Bible at Morgan Library, but that would have cost $40 with two kids. I got to show it to them for free. Plus the Niépce Heliograph and Frida Kahlo self portrait. Well worth the visit. We were in and out in 20 minutes.
    Written December 27, 2021
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  • musicbecca2
    Birmingham, AL88 contributions
    Quaint, cute, and full of history! A fully operational farm with room to host expansive events effortlessly. We enjoyed walking around the "town" and seeing every thing both the venue and the festival had to offer. Location is super convenient too - a nice neighborhood separates this from the rest of the town, so you get all the perks of country living near a big city.
    Written March 8, 2020
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  • framic69
    19 contributions
    It took about an hours to go thru this museum. It's has history of some weird and curiosity. It is as billed (BT Barnum) type show. It is a good time filler.
    Written June 28, 2022
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  • Danae Stephenson
    1 contribution
    We enjoyed every minute of the tour including seeing the city as it is every day to the build up of the celebration. The tours were informative as well advise on shopping, eating, etc. The visit to the cemetery was moving and special. I would not have known to visit on my own and really appreciated the insight.
    Written November 5, 2021
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  • Anthony A
    Houston, TX390 contributions
    After seeing the other museums in Austin, be sure to stop by the Mexic-Arte Museum on Congress Ave. Parking can be a little adventurous, but paid lots and garages are available up and down Congress. The museum itself focuses on the works of contemporary Mexican artists rather than Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and the like. Although the collection is not large by any means, there is enough variety for visitors to spend around an hour enjoying the collection. Bilingual English/Spanish texts are also available for each work. The attached gift shop is also very nice!
    Written May 30, 2021
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  • FNLDenver
    Denver, CO108 contributions
    I absolutely loved visiting this beautiful historic home and learning of its history! They offer a great free audio tour on your phone (in lieu of guided tours) and I loved being able to go at my own pace. Not at all crowded on a sat afternoon. Beautifully preserved!
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • TravelNerd
    Austin, TX82 contributions
    I enjoyed this museum that pays homage to many of the toys I and my brothers grew up playing with. The owner/founder was there working and he was very polite and answered all the questions I had about the toys and how he got started. It's right in the heart of downtown where all the bars and action is ..in a perfect tourist attraction spot. The museum is also a bar ad arcade which I think is a pretty cool idea. Lots of toys many of us forgot about like Inspector Gadget, Pee Wee's Playhouse and She- Ra. The place is jammed packed with toys. and the price was only $9 to get in!
    Written May 26, 2022
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